History and Design of Iowa's Highway Maintenance and Weighing Facilities, 2003

(2003) History and Design of Iowa's Highway Maintenance and Weighing Facilities, 2003. Transportation, Department of


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In June 2001, the Iowa Department of Transportation announced the imminent closure and disposal of selected highway maintenance facilities as part of cost-cutting measures mandated by the Iowa legislature, an action that was to be completed by July 31, 2001. The DOT recognized that some of these facilities might be "historical sites," which in the Iowa Code are defined as any district, site, building or structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places or identified as eligible for listing in the National Register by the State Historic Preservation Office. Section 303 of the Code requires state agencies to "enter into an agreement with the Department of Cultural Affairs [in which the SHPO is located] to ensure the proper management, maintenance and development of historical sites." The DOT saw this disposal action as an opportunity to compile information about its highway maintenance facilities that could be employed in development of a management program for historic highway maintenance facilities in the future. Subsequently, the DOT authorized a similar study of highway weigh stations.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Cost effectiveness, Historic preservation, Historic sites, Maintenance facilities, Weighing facilities
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Design and Construction
Transportation > Economics, finance, and taxes
Transportation > Maintenance and preservation
ID Code: 17364
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 03 Jul 2014 18:26
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2015 19:54
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/17364